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    I just thought about this after reading the saving sex for marriage thread. How is marriage actually defined in religion?


    I don't personally think the religious view of marriage correlates to marriage today which is basically a legal contract. There must be more to it -what if we didn't have these legal contract marriages?

    I know you take vows in marriage - but what if you just went off with your boyfriend/girlfriend and took your own oaths and promised each other without a priest or imam? Would this be recognised as a marriage in religion? :confused:

    Isn't marriage more of a spiritual thing? Am I over-thinking this? :confused:
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    Modern idea of marriage revolves around love and commitment beyond just a few years or a fling. It's very romanticised.

    That's separate from what those who are religious may think, that it's for procreation etc.

    In the olden days it was about money and security.


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